Janet S. Wiley

Janet S. Wiley

Janet S. Wiley, 85, of Lancaster, died Sunday, December 22, 2013 at home, surrounded by her devoted family.

Born in Drumore, she was the wife of David E. Wiley and the daughter of the late Horace Rea and Margaret Scott Smith.

Janet found her greatest joy in life as a loving wife and mother. She and David celebrated 58 years of marriage on December 10.

Janet graduated from Quarryville High School and attended Millersville University where she was an honor student.  She worked at Armstrong Cork Company before settling down to raise a family.

As a youth, Janet was very involved at Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church and was an active member of Highland Presbyterian Church as an adult.  She was a member of Highland’s Senior Choir for over 30 years.  As a member of the choir, she performed in Carnegie Hall four times.  She also sang at the National Cathedral and travelled with the choir to perform in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Scotland, England, and Switzerland.  She served as President of Highland Presbyterian Church Nursery School.

Janet was an avid tennis player and golfer and liked a game of bridge with friends, mostly for the conversation and laughter.  She loved to read and a crossword puzzle was part of her daily routine.  She did beautiful crewel work and kept her family warm with numerous lovely knitted creations.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Susan Lee, Ann Louise, and Sandra Kay.  She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lib Denlinger and Kay Powl, and one brother, Bob Smith.

A special thank you to her caregivers – Carol, Teresa, Ann, Linda, Ruthie, Rachel and Jennifer – who made her last years so much more comfortable.  There are no words.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service in Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church, 1068 Chestnut Level Rd., Quarryville, PA 17566 on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM.  Family will greet friends at the church on Saturday January 11th from 10:00 AM until the time of service.  Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to The Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Rd, SW, Lilburn, GA 30047 or Drumore Cemetery Association, 1346 Silver Spring Rd., Holtwood, PA 17532.

Condolence Messages

  1. Julia Dobson

    Ann & Family:

    I can not express how sorry I am to hear of your mother’s passing. May God give each and every one of you peace in knowing that your mother is well and not suffering any longer. May her spirit always be with you.

    Sorrowfully yours, Julie Dobson (FMC)

  2. Sonny Kern

    While we are sad about your mother’s death, apparently it was peaceful and everyone had an opportunity to say their goodbyes … that is wonderful. Bless you and your family.
    With much love, Sonny

    (Your Deacon – Wilton Presbyterian)

  3. Linda Noll

    Thank you for sharing this lovely tribute to your mom with us all. Your mom’s physical presence is gone and that is such a loss but her spirit will live on. I pray God’s grace will be present over you all during this difficult loss.

    Your in my thoughts and prayers. See you on the 11th to celebrate a life well lived and a woman who truly knew how to love. Linda Noll

  4. Teresa Martin

    It was my pleasure and joy to be one of Jan’s caregivers. I will remember her devotion to her daughters and husband. She so loved her Smith family also and looked forward to their visits. People were very important to her. As her illness progressed she always said, “I will try” and “Thank You.” Good-bye to beautiful you, and I will meet you on the other side. With much sorrow, Teresa Martin

  5. Cindy York

    Ann and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending love to you, Cindy York

  6. Jennifer Droz Switch

    Ann, Susan and Sandy;

    My prayers and thoughts are with you and your father. I have nothing but wonderful memories of your mother. I am so glad that you could all be with her with music and readings as she passed. She is looking down and continuing to love you all from above at the right hand of God. I will see you at the service.
    Jenny Switch

  7. Leslie McQuiller

    Ann I’m very sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Together along with your memories you will gain strength from each other. This is just a small poem I found to try to ease you and your family’s pain.

    The Sun Will Shine

    Come, My Friend, God knows your pain.
    Your Mom has died, but her soul remains.
    You may not see her, but her memory’s there.
    God gave it to you so don’t despair.
    You can pull it out the times you’re sad.
    It can make you smile. It can make you glad.
    Your heart will heal and the sun will shine.
    Keep looking up and watch the signs.

    By: Sue Lueck Carlson

  8. Heidi Harrell-Misselhorn

    Dear Wiley Family,

    The Harrell’s were deeply saddened to hear about Mrs. Wiley’s passing. She was a very special lady who touched the lives of many with her positive outlook and lively spirit. We have been praying for her consistently over recent years and we will continue to pray for all of you.

    May God bring you peace and comfort.

    The Harrell Family
    Bill,Mollie,Tim,Hope,Karlie and Heidi

Leave Your Condolence

Please share your message of condolence with the family, It will be visible to the public but your email address will not be published. Required fields